As this blog has suggested while covering the bullying scandal which has hit the Tory Party and some of its hangers-on, there are a number of politicians looking anxiously at the party’s own Inquiry, the Inquest into the death of young activist Elliott Johnson, and the determination of Johnson’s parents Ray and Alison to find out exactly what has been going on. And help has now come from a most unexpected source.
Back in November, the Fawkes folks put together a graphic showing all the alleged relationships of Clarke, together with several other liaisons that had occurred around the Road Trip campaign, telling “One MP is threatening an injunction, and at least three others have been accused of inappropriately having sexual relations with young volunteers on Mark Clarke’s infamous RoadTrip campaigns”.
I’ll go further: two of the three MPs have constituencies in the North of England, with the third representing an area very much in the South of the country. One of the three is highly regarded by some who have worked with the Young Britons’ Foundation and Conservative Way Forward. One of the three constituencies represented by these MPs had returned a Labour MP between 1997 and 2010.
Moreover, as the Fawkes blog makes clear, Harlow MP Rob Halfon, who had a relationship with Conservative Future chair Alexandra Paterson, is NOT one of the three. So there you have it: three more interested parties who would rather the press and the Johnson family not get too keen with their enquiries. And three Parliamentary careers that would almost certainly be terminated were they to be unmasked.
It was always about more than Elliott Johnson. Now you know just how much more.